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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is all about the shock value, as evident by the remnants of the stage from

A Radical Playwright Makes His Way to Broadway

July 2, 2017

Once upon a time, a 13-year-old boy named Branden Jacobs-Jenkins went to see a production of “Waiting for Godot” at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. The two main characters, Vladimir and Estragon,...

Stratford has really capitalized on its Shakespeare connection.  You can find a

A Weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon

June 29, 2017

SATURDAY 9 a.m.: I woke up in a rush, ready to get to Stratford-Upon-Avon. It was Saturday, June 17. All of my Fordham friends had abandoned me to take weekend trips to places like Copenhagen and Paris,...

On a sunny June day, critic Matt Wolf stopped by Heythrop College to speak to our class bout all things theatre, both on Broadway and the West End. (ELIZABETH STONE/ THE OBSERVER)

Sitting Down with a Broadway Brit

June 29, 2017

Not a minute had passed sitting with theatre critic Matt Wolf before he, the group of Fordham students and I laughed about the touristy “I Heart London” shirt I had tried to avoid wearing that day....

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Royal Shakespeare Company’s Salomé Review – Sex, Death, Rock ‘n’ Roll

June 18, 2017

As red lights and guitar chords exploded over the stage, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)’s “Salomé” made me forget the Shakespearean theatre and feel as if I’d sat down in a Freddy Mercury...